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Who hasn't vacuum cleaned difficult areas of the house like stairs or the high edges of a wall and felt it was a bit uncomfortable to do with hose in one hand and vacuum cleaner in another? Okay, maybe, but suppose you have. Here's your solution: "The Makepiesnotsense Vacpack" It's your vacuum cleaner in a backpack.
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Step 1: Materials & Tools.

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1)big unhandy vacuum cleaner
2)big useless backpack


Step 2: Cut & Draw.

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There are parts of the backpack that will have to be cut open. Put the vacuum cleaner in the backpack to find out where all those places are. Mark them with a pencil first, then take out the vacuum cleaner and start cutting the holes.

Here is a list of the necessary holes in your backpack:

1) hose hole
this is where the hose will exit the backpack

2) plug hole
this is where the plug will exit the backpack

3) air hole (most important one!!)
this is where the exiting air from the vacuum cleaner will be able to escape

Step 3: Vacpack.

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Now you can put the vacuum cleaner into your backpack and there you go: a vacpack. No more difficulties when vacuum cleaning any uneven spaces where you can't roll your vacuum cleaner. Simply carry your vacpack on your back and you'll be the hero of your next obsessive-compulsive disorder meeting! You can even force your friends to wear it and make them look like a Ghostbuster.
bigbubba1954 months ago

this is a nice invetion

mikee695 years ago
Bout time sombody Instructable a cordless extension lead! :)
theRIAA7 years ago
nice instructable... this would be great for when I detail cars, I just need a backpack
I saw a maid once, using a backpack vacuum, so they're on the market already made that way. But an instructable to make your own is much cooler. You probably can find a used backpack at a thrift store.
Backpack vacuums are definitely on the market, but they're too expensive! I needed one for my hardware floors- to touch-up vacuum without have to move everything around. So I bought one of these canister vacuums and picked up a used backpack @ the thrift store. A pair of heavy duty scissors and 10 minutes later, my backpack vac was ready to go. Great idea, submitter. Thanks!
omnibot6 years ago
Cool idea.
If you ever run out of bags for it here's my Reusable Dustbag for VacuumcleanerReusable Dustbag for Vacuumcleaner
I have a small car battery with a 3000 watt inverter rigged to be carried on my back. Weighs about 30 pounds, not counting the electric chainsaw...
twocvbloke7 years ago
Personally, I just attatct the carry handle & shoulder strap onto my Kirby and sling it over my shoulder and I'm off to the stairs!!! :D (Of course, I plug it in first... :P )
alexsolex7 years ago
what about the air blown from the vacuum cleaner ? I'm pretty sure your vaccum will become dangerously hot ! You may cut a part of the bag where the air blow, and sew some "aero textile" (don't know the english word for this !)
makepiesnotsense (author)  alexsolex7 years ago
see air hole.
(every vacuum cleaner is individual, so you've got to find out where the air escapes from yours, then cut a hole according to your detection)
Dash-27 years ago
Portable power would be a really cool addition! Great job!
:-|... i thaught this would be portable run on battery power" :-( well it is still cool..i guess .